We've been waiting eagerly for the 2015 Sorella to arrive ever since its eye-popping 98 point review. Sorella is a Washington legend: one of the top 5 Washington wines every vintage, wearing its Champoux Vineyard Cabernet heart on its sleeve. We tasted it this morning and in addition to the massive score, we'll attest to it being totally spectacular.
Plus more Mark Ryan love! Wednesday's Wine Spectator Insider featured a handful of Washington reds, with The Dissident 2017 earning another 93 point rave. We're at the tail end of '17 Dissident and it is sooooo tasty right now so grab the last of it while you can!
$79.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($87.95 regular)
98 points Wine Advocate:"The 2015 Sorella is superb, unwinding in the glass with a youthful but already complex bouquet of crushed cassis, cherries, pencil shavings, subtle cigar smoke and espresso roast. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a rock-solid core, juicy acids and a beautifully fine-grained but firm chassis of structuring tannins."
It must be stated, for the record: while others come and go, Sorella is one of the top 5 Washington wines, each and every vintage. And the 2015 is as spectacular as Sorella has ever been. Cascading with class, the '15 has every bit as much elegance as it does intensity. Maybe most surprising is how supple it shows already but we know it has at least a decade ahead of it and if previous vintages are an indication, much longer. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, entirely from Champoux Vineyard, the most famous Cabernet vineyard in Washington. - Marcus
$37.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($41.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator:"Expressive and supple, featuring a complex, layered core that offers black raspberry, rose petal and licorice flavors, gliding toward polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028."
The Dissident stands shoulder-to-shoulder with many wineries' flagship wines, for far fewer dollars. The 2017 is fantastic, with plush black fruits that cascade through the finish. While the name might suggest this wine is made from barrels that don't fit the reserve program, such is definitely not the case: Dissident is sourced from the same vineyards, aged in the same barrels, and given the same love that goes into the flagships Dead Horse and Long Haul. The difference is The Dissident is made to drink young (and it shows!) and the others are made for the cellar. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. - Marcus
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